made of material from the 1st day of screenings | 11.11.2015.
ELLIS is the new short film by JR starring Robert De Niro.
few words about the film:
ELLIS awakens our collective memory, taking you back to the early years of Ellis Island through the experience of one immigrant.
Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using JR’s UNFRAMED art installations, ELLIS tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. It is the story of the ghosts of our countries past, the individuals who fled poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships, for a chance at a new life and eerily foreshadows the plight of those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world.
The short narrative film stars Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro, is written by Academy Award® winner Eric Roth, and is directed by the artist JR.
Ellis was hosted in Greece by Π (non-profit organizationf founded by Yota Skouvara) under the open call of the creators for worldwide free screenings during 9-22 November.
For Π, Ellis is a homage to memory.